NFL Standings, Week 6: Where do Chiefs stand in AFC West?

What do the AFC West standings and the AFC playoff standings look like after the fifth week of the NFL season and where do the KC Chiefs stack up?
Kansas City Chiefs v Minnesota Vikings
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The Kansas City Chiefs had an underwhelming victory in Week 4 and aimed to improve to 4-1 against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon. Heading into Week 5, the Chiefs were in first place in the AFC West and the AFC as a whole. What was the result of their Week 5 matchup and how do they stack up against other teams in the AFC?

In the AFC, Week 5 featured six inter-conference clashes and four intra-conference matches, while two teams had their bye week. There were two AFC divisional showdowns.

What were the results of this past week's games and how do the AFC West and AFC standings shape up? Which AFC teams have already put themselves in a solid position and which teams are already falling behind this early in the season?

AFC West Standings, heading into Week 6

1. Kansas City Chiefs (4-1)

2. Los Angeles Chargers (2-2)

3. Las Vegas Raiders (2-3)

4. Denver Broncos (1-4)

The Los Angeles Chargers were off in Week 5 due to their bye week. The Denver Broncos fell to Zach Wilson-led New York Jets. The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Minnesota Vikings on the road. The Las Vegas Raiders defeated the Packers on Monday Night Football.

According to, the Chiefs remain the clear favorites to win the division at 85.3%. They're followed by the Chargers at 12.9%, the Raiders at 1.6%, and the Broncos at 0.1%.

The next three games are going to be very important for the Chiefs as they play their first three divisional games of the season against the Broncos (twice) and the Chargers. If they can manage to go 3-0 in this stretch, the AFC West will be all but over.